The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), has called off its strike, ending a protracted industrial action that started 9 months ago.
ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement on Wednesday during a briefing of the union in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He also warned that the union would return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers, adding that the reopening of the schools, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, lies with the Federal Government and Senate.
Recall that the academic body had embarked on strike in March 2020, due to a dispute with the Federal Government over the funding of the universities and the implementation of the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS), which they were opposed to.
Following series of negotiations and months of back and forth, an agreement was reached after the Federal Government promised to increase its offer for Earned Allowances and funding for the revitalization of public universities from N65 billion to N70 billion, and also that payment of their withheld salaries would not be done through the IPPIS.